1. BEING MEMBER-DRIVEN
Decision-making for our Chapter is driven by our members through our volunteer Board, Committees and Workgroups. We seek to make the best use of our resources by focusing our services on the needs of our members. To inform our work, we will continuously seek feedback from our members through multiple means.
We value the intersectionality of defining personal traits such as age, class, gender, race, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, education and many other secondary qualities. We will adapt and change with the changing needs of our members.
We seek to be an environment in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.
4. EQUITY & JUSTICE
We believe in the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement of all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. We seek continuous understanding of the root causes of disparities within our society.